VTB United League ends up with the Final Four. Two semifinal clashes will be played on Saturday, June 8, 2018 as CSKA Moscow faces Zenit St Petersburg, and UNICS Kazan will play with BC Khimki. Tip-off at 21:00 msk at VTB Ice Arena, Moscow.
UNICS KAZAN (RUSSIA)
white and green
EuroCup (2011), EuroCup runner-up (2014), Russian Cup (2003, 2009, 2014), Russian championship silver (2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2016), Russian championship bronze (2000, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014), NEBL (2003), FIBA Champions' Cup (2004), VTB United League silver (2010, 2012, 2016), VTB United League bronze (2011)
Basket Hall (capacity – 7000)
Official website: unics.ru
Where to watch
Match TV (20:35), Match! Nash Sport (20:55, replay at 04:05), Sportbox.ru
VTB United League website
Georgios Bartzokas, BC Khimki head coach:
“It was a long season for us, and we have to make whatever it takes to finish as better as we can. In front of us we have a team that was stable during all the year, achieving the second place. In VTB League, they lost only twice. Also, this team had more time for preparations and practices during the season because they played 15 games less than us. At the same time, again we have to play with absences, so we just need to go up and fight. We deserved to finish this season with smile but we need to fight”.
“From our side, to win this game we need to do something extraordinary. We need to fight, play together, support each other and take whatever it takes to win this game. This is very important. You don't need extra effort to convince the players that this is a very important game. We have motivation and desire to win this game. Now we have to have a little bit patience and see if we were ready to play this game or not”.